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Paul Stanley – Kiss: Paul Stanley (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul Stanley – Kiss: Paul Stanley (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:13 minutes | 756 MB | Genre: Rock
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KISS: Paul Stanley is the 1978 solo album by the rhythm guitarist and vocalist of the hard rock band KISS. One of four solo albums released individually by the members of KISS in 1978, it was produced by Paul Stanley and Jeff Glixman. The album peaked at #40 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Paul Stanley’s 1978 solo album was the most Kiss-like of the four, sounding more like an official band release rather than a solo outing. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing — Stanley had become a seasoned hard rock songwriter by this point, churning out some of Kiss’ best material (“Love Gun,” “Detroit Rock City,” “I Want You,” etc.), and wisely stuck to his winning formula on Paul Stanley. With the help of studio musicians, as well as guitarist Bob Kulick (who was almost an original member of Kiss, and brother of future Kiss replacement guitarist Bruce) and Rod Stewart/Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, Stanley’s album is on par with Ace Frehley’s as far as consistency is concerned. A couple of epic compositions (by Kiss standards) are highlights — “Tonight You Belong to Me” and “Take Me Away (Together as One)” — as are the more straightforward tracks “Ain’t Quite Right,” “Wouldn’t You Like to Know Me?,” “It’s Alright,” and “Goodbye.” While his other Kiss bandmates took more chances with their solo records (with varying results), Stanley’s album is more or less what a new Kiss album released in 1978 would have sounded like. ~~AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

1 Tonight You Belong To Me 04:39
2 Move On 03:10
3 Ain’t Quite Right 03:35
4 Wouldn’t You Like To Know Me 03:18
5 Take Me Away (Together As One) 05:32
6 It’s Alright 03:36
7 Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We’re Apart) 03:41
8 Love In Chains 03:33
9 Goodbye 04:09

Paul Stanley – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, EBow, all guitars on track 7
Bob Kulick – lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Steve Buslowe – bass guitar on tracks 1–5
Richie Fontana – drums on tracks 1–4
Eric Nelson – bass guitar on tracks 6–9
Craig Krampf – drums on tracks 6–9
Carmine Appice – drums on track 5
Peppy Castro – backing vocals on tracks 3 and 7
Diana Grasselli – backing vocals on track 2
Doug Katsaros – piano, Omni string ensemble and backing vocals on track 7
Steve Lacey – electric guitar on track 8
Miriam Naomi Valle – backing vocals on track 2
Maria Vidal – backing vocals on track 2

Jeff Glixman – engineer, producer (tracks 5, 6, 8, 9)
Paul Grupp – engineer
Barbara Isaak – assistant engineer
George Marino – remastering
Paul Stanley – producer, mixer
Mike Stone – mixer


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